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Monday, September 3, 2007

"I've always been all over the lot in my writing. Except for poetry -- even though they say all the old-time sportswriters use plenty of it. Maybe it's just part of what we do."

--Frank DeFord, 2006

Neighbors feud over cat, birds and catnapping

By Jessica Wakley

April 19, 2007 | A Logan resident called police to say his neighbor apprehended his cat and would not give it back.

Monday, Lionel J. Babbitt-Billie, 443 N. 100 West, called the Logan Police Station at 4:36 p.m. saying a neighbor trapped his cat in an animal trap and would not return it. After discussion the cat was returned, said Sgt. Louise Speth.

Officer Jacob Boehme went to the neighbor's house to ask why she wouldn’t return Babbitt-Billie's cat, said Speth.

The neighbor replied that she was defending birds by keeping the cat captured.

"She was protecting the birds from what cats do best," said Speth

Boehme explained the cat could not stay there because it is illegal to keep someone else's animal on her property.

It seems the neighbors have been arguing for a long time over this cat, said Speth.


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